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Cheerful Reflection

Cheerful Reflection
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8-4, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Trip Through south east Asia
Date Submitted: 2008-08-04 8:59
Viewed: 4063
Points: 66
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Cheerful Reflection

For change a image taken during my last holiday in Vietnam, a waterlily in a pond of the temple near Hue in Vietnam.

Just for the change, I hope you enjoy it :-)
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This is terrific Hans. Glorious colors and reflection, the symmetry in petals is evident. I see that the stems are supported by some sort of tubing. Regards, Danilo

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-08-04 9:06]

This is very beautiful Hans, I love waterlilies.Excellent composition. Thank you for showing it.
Regards Rose

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-08-04 9:07]

I enjoy it very much Hans!
Het doet me denken aan de vijvers vol me deze schitterende lelies bij de oude tempels in Sukhothai.
Prachtige kleuren en weerspiegeling in deze foto (waarom is de kleur eigenlijk niet weerspiegeld....?).

Groet uit Renesse,

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-08-04 9:27]

Glorious colors and reflection Hans. I love waterlilies. Well done.

Just gorgeous Hans!! Excellent detail and rich color! Love the diagonal twist the flowre has! very nice work my Hansie!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-08-04 9:29]


Cette fleur est mangigiquement mnise en valeur, avec son reflet dans l'eau sa couleur rose doute douce, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-08-04 9:50]

selam dear Hans...
verynice shot and reflections...superb colors and focus...bravo..selamlar

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-04 10:30]

Mooi man dat je dit soort werk ook nog achter de hand hebt,die schaduw van de bloem maakt de zaak heel interessant.

Very interesting composition, pretty pink flower, so nice and sharp!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-08-04 10:57]

The composition of flower (AND reflection) is superb!
I love the way the flower just pops right out of the frame

Hi Hans,
Beautiful composition and its perfect details..
Nice colours and excellent presanatation.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

zomaar weer een sprongetje terug naar het verre.... ;-) heerlijk he, dat dat zomaar kan!
Wij hebben dit weekend heerlijke alle foto's van China nog eens gezien..... zoveel dingen komen dan weer boven!

A lovely image Hans, I particularly like the clear water and the view it gives to whatever is beneath the surface.



Hiya Hansie

What a delightful capture, simple and simply beautiful. The DOF is quite perfect here, the bloom is so 3d I fancy I would pluck the flower from the screen :-) Lovely posting.

TFS regards Smurfie

P.S. hmm we shall have to start the gauntlet again next week as I am posting a short series from Blenheim Palace this week.....tomorrow is an outside ornate shot... of course if you want to take that as a gauntlet then feel free :-)

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-08-04 13:10]

Appears more of a 3D image than a 2 dimensional one Hans,perfect details & sharpness,really like those colours.
Vibrant image my friend.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-04 13:57]

Hello Hans,
marvelous light and shade play. That shows us your picture with the beautiful colors and wonderful seen.
Thanks and Regards.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-08-04 14:25]

great shot nice comp and bright colours

Hi Hans,

The reflection of the flower is really neat. Very interesting seeing the reflection as well as underwater stems, etc... It's a neat effect.

The flower itself is gorgeous! Do they have a scent? Lisa

Boa noite hans
different and fantastic take. Thanks,
my regards

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-08-04 20:35]

Hi Hans,
I am amazed by this beautiful composition! This water lily emerges with a great dynamism! And its pink petals offer a nice contrast with the grey surface of the pond. Excellent capture of the reflections and the stems under the water. Very pleasant image!
Bravo! Annie

hello Hans
how are you?
very fine colour
wonderful flower
i like the titlt down compsoition
wonderful reflection, i like the saturated colour of the flower very much

Manuj Mehta

Ah . . this is my loved one . .
Fine detail of the petals, and greatly composed with showing complete reflection . .
Well done Hans . .


Hi Hans,
Very very good,wonderful.Congratulation.


This waterlily is so elegant. Lovely colors and good POV.
TFS my dear Hans.


The verticle format is very appealing here Hans.
I like the color contrast and placement of the flower.
Very artistic presentation. Well done.
- Vincent

Hi Hans, you have captured this perfectly, pinsharp on the flower, lovely colours and great reflection.
Best regards, Les

Yep, I enjoy looking at this lovely lotus, Hans! Brings back memories of Thailand. A nice crop (if it is one) with the blossom in the upper LH corner and its shadow cast across the submerged stalks. I am amazed at the plasticity of the blossom. Any special "treament"? Well done and TFS! Cordelia :))

I do enjoy it very much, and not just for the change... :) This is a greatly inspired take, complete, so to speak, by including the beauty projection in the reflection! :) Also, amazingly sharp in a simple, classy presentation. Congrats!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-08-09 17:50]

Hi Han, These water lilies and lotus plants looks good in the tropical sun. Your composition is bright and colours very real. TFS. Murray.

Hi Hans

What a terriffic capture with such great calarity. One almost feels as if you can bend down and touch it! Fabulous colour and interesting reflection. All masterfully put together in this fine composition.



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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-08-10 10:01]

Hi Hans,
This is indeed lovely. The reds contast with the greens perfectly. Well done.

Hoi Hans,

Mooi scherp met een lekker mep kleuren in de bloem!

Groeten, Dennis

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-08-11 12:50]
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I'd definitely clone out some spots on the surface, Hans... they sort of spoil a near-perfect shot for me. But as you know, I'm quite picky...
Excellent composition and colours. Well done, TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-03-20 19:43]

Hi Hans,
thanks for visiting my post.
This water lily is very legant in tis pose and you have exploited the light and reflection to give a pleasant effect. the use of the third in a corner work very well in makinf this capture a splendid presentation.
The sharpness is excellent as the stalks under the water are still obviously seen.


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